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Your Inter-Active, Inter-Galactic Creative Play Space
It’s natural to feel a little hesitant about where to begin or how to continue. Alternately, you might have a crystal clear idea of how you think it should look or be and become paralyzed by perfection or confined by the choke collar of comparison.
Here are a few suggestions to get you started, some ideas for inspiration and some petite pushes to point you away from perfectionism and into possibility which actual is perfect!
REMINDER #1 - There is no right or wrong - there is only exploration, experimentation and play.
Ways to add colour
Add just one colour of paint and playing with brush strokes - pushing and spreading the paint intuitively
Add some stripes - horizontal, vertical, alternating colours or blank space
Try some resistance painting using washi tape instead of dots or scribble with the beeswax and then add paint
Use dots, stickers or washi tape to add colour, create borders or text blocks
Use a crumpled pieces of scrap paper to apply paint for a dappled look. Try with one colour or more.
Apply paint to a very wet surface and cover with a piece of thin, flexible plastic. Squish paint around and then let dry. Remove plastic.
If there is a bit of wet paint still on the plastic rub onto another piece of paper for a blotchy effect.
Use a dry brush and paint one big spiral on your page. When it dries you can write in the spiral or on the spiral or over the spiral.
Use a dry brush to spread paint onto your paper using different lengths, thicknesses and directions of the strokes. It will add an interesting visual texture. Be brave and add a second colour or some sparkles!
Use the thicker end of your Tombow maker to draw circles, hearts or other shapes. Then with a wet paint brush lightly ease out the colour from the inside edge into the centre of the shape. It’s a great way to add coloured doodles to your page.
Apply paint to page with a very wet paint brush (the paint in your kit or acrylic paint works best because it is thick). I added the sparkle paint on top of the colour and got a nice affect. Then lay a piece of tinfoil over the page - I put the shining side down. Use the rounded end of the paint brush handle to trace a repetitive pattern onto the tinfoil. I used spirals and circles. Leaves or other shapes are also good options. Leave paint to set for about 10 - 15 minutes (this will depend on how wet the paint was). Then remove and let dry.
Take the used tinfoil and lay it paint side down on another page. Press to spread the leftover paint. Remove and enjoy a different but complimentary textured background.
Add Your Thoughts, Ideas, Insights, Inspirations and Questions
You might consider:
Recording the first possibility practice
Adding your favourite quote(s) from the book or other source
Adding a diary entry of your initial impression, intentions or expectations. This will give you a place to refer back to and reflect on in future weeks.
Add some doodles to a thumbprint figure
REMINDER #2 - There are no mistakes - only unexpected possibilities.
IDEA 💡- Sometimes making an intentional “mistake” can feel very freeing!
Add a little flare to your handwriting
Add dots or stars or maybe hearts to capital letters where your strokes begin, end and cross
Add a double line at the beginning of each letter - leave it blank or colour it in solid or even ombre style
Use your favourite writing tools
Some Samples Ideas
I would love to add your ideas. Just email me a picture of a technique you’d like to share or your favourite page and I will post it here.